posted on May, 13 2009 @ 08:42 PM
Whether one agrees with the wars or not.....
We the people are being disillusioned, not being told the full story about what the vets go through, especially when they were promised to be 'taken
care of'... and then they come home and are not even given full financial benefits they were promised.
Until those VA stories started hitting some mainstream news, we didn't even know that the care they were receiving was anything less than TOP NOTCH,
so to speak.
I mean, I know some people now in school... They returned from Iraq or Afghanistan, and the only thing they can do is focus on their studies and
pretend that nothing is wrong.
For some, the PTSD proceeds to get worse until it is full-blown Borderline Personality Disorder. I think the Borderlines are even more shunned than
those experiencing PTSD.
I feel sad. My cousin turned to drugs after being out of special forces. There are no jobs, so he is dealing drugs, and using, while getting himself
through school. The others, I don't know... I can't even comprehend what they are going through.
But after watching friends in the services getting hurt and killed, and being desensitized to shooting kids, they come home to feel betrayed by the
country that sent them to war. Wish I knew what could be done to help them.
EDIT: Just to add, Borderline personality disorder makes one more prone to addiction of all sorts, and it destroys any chance of meaningful
relationships. One starts to see the world in a different way. For one, seeing all being as either good, or bad. No middle ground here. A single
experience with someone can make them BAD in the eyes of the borderline. It is a more advanced form of PTSD.... Not sure how often this happens in
vets, but hopefully not often.
[edit on 13-5-2009 by LostNemesis]